I am having difficult time seeing what airlines if any fly direct from US or Canada to Gatwick (UK). Can anyone point me to a shortcut for that info?
If you're trying to search the whole of the US and Canada for a nonstop flight to Gatwick, I would personally start with the wikipedia entry for the Gatwick airport. It should give you a list of the nonstop flight cities. A quick look seems to indicate you'll have luck with at least the major Canadian hub cities.
There are very few direct transatlantic flights from the US and Gatwick these days. Mostly charter and seasonal flights to Florida or Vegas:
Thanks Michael, that's what I was trying to confirm. Wiki was not current enough to be useful. Agnes, Skyscanner shows direct flights from a handful of cities, but in the details, most of the non-stops disappear on dates I am looking at. I was searching for connecting flights originating in Kansas City, and seeing no options without multiple stops.
WestJet started their inaugural flights to Gatwick this year, and they've been offering some good prices. However, I'm sure those won't last. Their service is seasonal from some Canadian cities.
Air Transat! We flew from Toronto to Gatwick 2 years ago.
Norwegian airlines flys directly to Gatwick from several US cities but not 7 days a week.
British Airways flies to Gatwick from New York JFK, and Orlando. Las Vegas discontinued this month.
Air Canada flies to Gatwick,non-stop,from Toronto and so does British Airways.
Thanks everyone. Now I can try searching for flights by backtracking from the individual carriers' websites.
Now I'm curious - why Gatwick?
If you do need to go to Gatwick and other London airports won't do, I'd start by looking at Kayak, and putting in MCI to LGW and seeing what came up. On the left, you can make sure other airports are not checked - you'll then get only the Gatwick flights.
"Air Canada flies to Gatwick,non-stop,from Toronto"
One detail to be aware of with the Air Canada flight from Toronto to Gatwick, is that the flight is operated by Air Canada Rouge, which is the budget, no-frills branch of Air Canada. If you don't mind that type of "budget flight experience" and are willing to pay for the extras, that's something you could look at. The flyer reviews for Rouge have not exactly been "stellar" but as long as you know what you're getting when you book the flight, then there will be no surprises. I'll be able to offer more detailed information on AC Rouge later this year.
The "regular" Air Canada only flies to Heathrow.
One other point regarding Air Transat is that some of their flights only operate once per week, so your schedule would have to be flexible.
@Harold I was searching that way (not on Kayak), but did not see option to select one specific airport, so that is the shortcut I was looking for. I was not seeing any connections that included direct flights from US to Gatwick. So I was wondering which airlines flew direct from any US city, so that I could search connections through those airlines websites. As far as why Gatwick, my intent was to compare airfares vs Heathrow, so I could gauge the cost vs convenience. My destination is not London.
Thanks Ken. I know that you have to look at the details carefully these days.
"My destination is not London."
Now I understand.
Yes, LGW is the code for Gatwick. Depending on which site you're searching, it may default to show other London airports. That's one feature I like in Kayak; even if it does that, you can then go and uncheck the others.
This happens for other cities too; even if you put in EWR, it doesn't just find flights to Newark, but to all New York City airports, unless you go and uncheck them.